Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D.-Mo.), a United Methodist pastor, says that the citizens of America sin against God by using fossil fuels as desired because the Bible commands us otherwise.
-- From "Democrat Congressman: America's Fossil Fuel Use Is ‘Sinful’" by Matt Cover, CNSNews Staff Writer 4/21/10
“When you realize how much fossil fuel we use, it is sinful,” Cleaver told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I do know what is in the Bible, and we are, it is declared by--that the Sun and the Earth is the Lord’s, in the fullness thereof, meaning everything that is in it. And that means that we are stewards that must take care of God’s Earth.”
Cleaver made his remarks at a press conference announcing the installation of a [$140,000] LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting system in the House of Representatives’ cafeteria, a project that is part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) ‘Green the Capitol’ initiative.
Cleaver said that by greening the Capitol Congress was demonstrating to the rest of the country what Congress would like it to do.
“As a minister, I hear people say (that) the Bible says God helps those who help themselves,” said Cleaver. “It sounds really good, except it’s not in the Bible. So, there are things that we say that sound good so we just attribute it to something significant.”
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